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13th Dec '17 7:11:50 AM dracogeorge
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** Basically, someone screwed up when ordering the glass, and instead of sugar glass, they got ''plexiglass''. So instead of getting the stuff that's easier and safer to break than normal glass, [[EpicFail they got the stuff]] that's used for bullet proof barriers and to protect people at hockey games. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And Shane willingly went through two of them]].
6th Dec '17 5:20:17 PM nombretomado
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One of the many ways JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs. If you don't believe us, well, there have been plenty of DarwinAward winners who didn't, either.

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One of the many ways JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs. If you don't believe us, well, there have been plenty of DarwinAward {{Website/Darwin Award|s}} winners who didn't, either.
18th Nov '17 11:38:12 AM lillolillo
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** Also subverted in an issue of ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man''. The Rocket Racer attempts to make a dramatic entrance, but the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments window turns out to be harder than he thought.]]

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** Also subverted in an issue of ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man''. The Rocket Racer attempts to make a dramatic entrance, but the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments window turns out to be harder than he thought.]]thought.
* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', Batman does this several times:
** In issue #1, Batman bursts through the window of the Gordon household to capture ''[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Gordon]]''.
** In issue #11 he throws himself through a window of the "[[HomeBase Garage]]" to catch Natasha Iron's rebel group by surprise.



* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': At one point, a Seele commando ''smoothly breaks a car window and knocks out the driver with the butt of a rifle'' in one stroke.

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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': At one point, point of ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''/Evangelion crossover ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'', a Seele commando ''smoothly breaks a car window and knocks out the driver with the butt of a rifle'' in one stroke.
14th Nov '17 10:07:51 PM Jacob175
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** Also subverted in an issue of ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man''. The Rocket Racer attempts to make a dramatic entrance, but the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny window turns out to be harder than he thought.]]

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** Also subverted in an issue of ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man''. The Rocket Racer attempts to make a dramatic entrance, but the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments window turns out to be harder than he thought.]]



** Subverted in an earlier scene where [=RoboCop=] is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome throwing his killer, Clarence Boddicker, through plate glass windows while reading him the Miranda Rights]]. [=RoboCop=] is strong enough to pull the feat off and Boddicker is cut and beaten badly.

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** Subverted in an earlier scene where [=RoboCop=] is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome throwing his killer, Clarence Boddicker, through plate glass windows while reading him the Miranda Rights]]. [=RoboCop=] is strong enough to pull the feat off and Boddicker is cut and beaten badly.



* ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'': Axel Foley got thrown out of a [[CrowningMomentofFunny fucking window]].

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* ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'': Axel Foley got thrown out of a [[CrowningMomentofFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments fucking window]].



** The first film used so much sugar glass in its final action scene that it is sometimes nicknamed "Glass Story", even if it was somewhat of an subversion. The glass used was twice as thick than standard [[RealityEnsues and it led to a lot of injuries among the stuntmen]]

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** The first film used so much sugar glass in its final action scene that it is sometimes nicknamed "Glass Story", even if it was somewhat of an subversion. The glass used was twice as thick than standard [[RealityEnsues and it led to a lot of injuries among the stuntmen]]stuntmen]].



* Defied in ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', where [[OldMaster Mr. Miyagi]]'s strategy for [[CurbStompBattle humiliating]] [[EvilMentor Kreese]] after the tournament from [[Film/TheKarateKid1984 the first movie]] is to [[DeadlyDodging dodge his punches]] so Kreese puts his fists through the car windows behind him, cutting up his own hand; and then loses his temper, and ''[[TooDumbtoLive does it a second time]]'', injuring his ''other'' hand.
* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheNiceGuys''. One of the private detectives goes to break a glass pane in a door as part of breaking into a building. He carefully wraps a cloth around his hands to protect them... and slices his entires wrist open on the jagged shards left when he punches through the glass. He nearly dies from blood loss.

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* Defied in ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', where [[OldMaster Mr. Miyagi]]'s strategy for [[CurbStompBattle humiliating]] [[EvilMentor Kreese]] after the tournament from [[Film/TheKarateKid1984 the first movie]] is to [[DeadlyDodging dodge his punches]] so Kreese puts his fists through the car windows behind him, cutting up his own hand; and then loses his temper, and ''[[TooDumbtoLive ''[[TooDumbToLive does it a second time]]'', injuring his ''other'' hand.
* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheNiceGuys''. One of the private detectives goes to break a glass pane in a door as part of breaking into a building. He carefully wraps a cloth around his hands to protect them... and slices his entires entire wrist open on the jagged shards left when he punches through the glass. He nearly dies from blood loss.



* Played with in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. Thor does throw a sphere at a window to crack it first, only for it to fly back and hit him in the head. He tries again, it cracks and he bashes through without injury. Though the lack of injury makes sense, as he is a god and has taken worse without serious harm.



** In the very first episode, Angel kicks a office chair (and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] occupate) out of a skyscraper window without too much effort. Possibly justified since as a vampire, Angel has SuperStrength.

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** In the very first episode, Angel kicks a office chair (and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] occupate) occupant) out of a skyscraper window without too much effort. Possibly justified since as a vampire, Angel has SuperStrength.



* On perp on ''Series/Numb3rs'' attempted to escape pursuing FBI by crashing out of his bedroom window. Unfortunately, not being a particularly strong man, the window steadfastly remained unbroken.

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* On One perp on ''Series/Numb3rs'' attempted to escape pursuing FBI by crashing out of his bedroom window. Unfortunately, not being a particularly strong man, the window steadfastly remained unbroken.



* In the HBO show ''Series/{{Oz}}'', characters repeatedly break through glass walls. Which is even more bizarre considering the fact that it's set... in a maximum-security prison. A maximum-security prison where the walls are made out of glass. Not Plexiglass or even safety glass, but regular, breaks-into-nice-sharp-pieces-perfect-for-shanking-someone glass. Justified in that Em City is designed specifically like that. Also averted in that when Beecher smashes a glass window with a chair, a shard nearly blinds Schillinger

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* In the HBO show ''Series/{{Oz}}'', characters repeatedly break through glass walls. Which is even more bizarre considering the fact that it's set... in a maximum-security prison. A maximum-security prison where the walls are made out of glass. Not Plexiglass or even safety glass, but regular, breaks-into-nice-sharp-pieces-perfect-for-shanking-someone glass. Justified in that Em City is designed specifically like that. Also averted in that when Beecher smashes a glass window with a chair, a shard nearly blinds SchillingerSchillinger.



** Also done in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Conspiracy", where Riker fights an alien-possesed guy who slams him into a glass-topped table. It shatters, and Riker is completely uninjured. (This also raises the question of how stupid they have to be to put glass-topped tables in a spacecraft, rather than, say, transparent aluminum...)

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** Also done in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Conspiracy", where Riker fights an alien-possesed alien-possessed guy who slams him into a glass-topped table. It shatters, and Riker is completely uninjured. (This also raises the question of how stupid they have to be to put glass-topped tables in a spacecraft, rather than, say, transparent aluminum...)
9th Nov '17 4:10:34 AM Aquila89
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** Spidey often crashes through windows without suffering a single cut.
7th Nov '17 7:41:13 AM WaterBlap
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See also AGlassInTheHand and GrievousBottleyHarm, where the strength of glass is also underestimated. Compare HollywoodGlassCutter. See DangerousWindows where horror movies seem to have SoftGlass played straight for the purpose of monsters and crazed madmen to use them as tension-building shortcuts toward their targets.

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See also AGlassInTheHand and GrievousBottleyHarm, where the strength of glass is also underestimated. Compare HollywoodGlassCutter. See DangerousWindows where horror movies seem to have SoftGlass Soft Glass played straight for the purpose of monsters and crazed madmen to use them as tension-building shortcuts toward their targets.
30th Oct '17 8:21:12 AM FF32
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan and Bullock come to blows over Hayley, who Bullock had been dating. Just as Stan is about to finish him off, Bullock lies and proclaims that the entire fight was an act to test Stan's loyalty, complete with a nearby window being replaced with stunt glass. When Bullock tries to prove this, he finds that the glass is too rigid to jump through until he fires a few bullets through it, and is heavily injured when he finally breaks through.
18th Oct '17 4:28:49 AM Multiplesarcasms31
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** Also occurs in the first movie (''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'') when Laurie is attempting to open a door that's being blocked by a rake, she simply slaps one of the glass panels on the door, breaking it easily. Somewhat averted in that it does cut up her hand pretty good.
1st Oct '17 10:51:41 AM Berrenta
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One of the many ways TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs. If you don't believe us, well, there have been plenty of DarwinAward winners who didn't, either.

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One of the many ways TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs. If you don't believe us, well, there have been plenty of DarwinAward winners who didn't, either.
26th Sep '17 5:21:12 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* Averted in one of the [[Literature/TheBabysittersClub Babysitters Club Mysteries]]. A young movie star that Kristy is watching is set to film a scene involving him crashing through a window, which was naturally meant to be prop glass. His younger brother ends up smashing the pane meant for the scene, unintentionally revealing it to have been switched with normal glass; everyone is horrified by what nearly happened, with the book making it clear the kid would have been badly injured ''at best''.
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